Share your story with the Mendocino Living History Project (press release)

Share your story with the Mendocino Living History Project (press release)

A free workshop to teach participants how to tell their Mendo stories.


MENDOCINO Co., 4/11/2017 — A free storytelling workshop is on its way to Willits in the middle of May. Here’s a press release, with the details:

It’s time to start collecting more stories about life in this county.  Here’s a unique opportunity:

In a free two-day workshop from 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, staff from the Berkeley StoryCenter will come to the county library in Willits to help you shape a story about your life in Mendocino County. You’ll choose photos, images, and music to illustrate your story and then be helped to create a 2-4 minute film that will not only belong to you, but also join a state-wide story archive in the California State Library. This is a partnership with the Mendocino County Museum, Mendocino College and the Mendocino County Library.

You can apply online ( or call or email Joe Lambert at StoryCenter (510-292-6513 or [email protected]).

The application deadline is April 22; first come, first served. The workshop will fill up with 10 to 15 participants. When you apply, you are committing to the entire 2 days in order to complete your film.

Here are the dates and times again: Friday, May 12, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5p.m.


Let us know what story you’d like to focus on,

whether you are an original inhabitant, an old-timer,

a back-to-the-lander, a recent transplant…

almost all of us are immigrants to this place.

We want to include your experience in the rich tapestry of our living history.


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